Punch,  44 (1863), 184.

Great Suburban Railway





Railways, Government, Environmentalism

    Announces the publication of the First Report of the Select Committee on Metropolitan Railway Communication which supports the numerous railway bills for London. Ironically endorses the 'gigantic undertaking' of a 'Barnes, Hammersmith, and Kensington Line', arguing that the railway will unite several prosperous and closely separated areas, and will disturb the peace of Barnes Common, replace dull houses by 'lively stuccoed villas', and lead to a bridge being built over the Thames, which will further 'intercept' the view of London.

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